PCB not happy with West Indies’ refusal to tour Pakistan
Pakistan Cricket Board is not happy with the refusal of West Indies Cricket Board to have a short tour of Pakistan in September and October later this year.
PCB asked the WICB to send their team to Pakistan to play three limited overs game of the scheduled series in September and October in the UAE.
The West Indies Cricket Board has conveyed PCB that they will prefer to play all the games in the second home of Pakistan, UAE, due to security concerns.
A PCB top official said that they are disappointed with WICB’s response as they have been trying to bring international cricket back to Pakistan as the security conditions has improved in the country.
He said, “It is disappointing because we are trying our best to convince other boards that the security condition in Pakistan is improving with time and they need to support us by playing a few games of the home series here.”
Pakistan Cricket Board conveyed the message to the WICB verbally and also sought help from Caribbean legends Viv Richards and Brian Lara to convince their board to send the team. But, it seems like the current T20 Champions have security concerns regarding touring Pakistan.
Pakistan has not hosted any international team other than Afghanistan, Kenya and Zimbabwe since March 2009 when terrorists attacked Sri Lanka in Lahore.